The Mysterious (but Awesome) Invisible Web

If you’ve done a research paper before (we bet you have) then you know there are a TON of different types of sources you can use to conduct research. This can make it difficult to zero in on relevant information. Using the same search term over and over again tends to just bring up the … Continue reading The Mysterious (but Awesome) Invisible Web

Adverbs: To Use or Not To Use?

Hemingway abhorred them. Stephen King famously quipped, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.” If there can be such a thing as a controversial part of speech, adverbs probably are it.  On the one hand, adverbs can be useful tools to enhance your writing. They can convey important information about how something … Continue reading Adverbs: To Use or Not To Use?

6 Tips for Writing Better Facebook Posts

by Amanda CrossHow do you create a Facebook post that gets engagement, showcases your best skills, and doesn’t create a cyclone of regret later? Keep reading for some excellent advice on how to write Facebook posts you can be proud of!1. Always check for spelling and grammarText or internet speak is different from incorrect grammar. … Continue reading 6 Tips for Writing Better Facebook Posts

The Proper Noun We Always Forget to Capitalize

It’s easy to let a proper noun slip past your “shift” key while writing. There are some trademarked words that just seem so…generic. Check out this list and never be fooled by a proper noun masquerading as a common noun again.Can you pass me a Kleenex?In a haze of pollen, it’s easy to forget that … Continue reading The Proper Noun We Always Forget to Capitalize

It’s vs. Its: What’s the Difference?

The English language is a tough business. So much so, it’s unimaginable to have mastered all its intricacies. (See what I did there?)Determining whether to use “it’s” or “its” is an essential building block of good writing, but it’s easy to let this little word topple your Jenga tower. Even the most seasoned writers are … Continue reading It’s vs. Its: What’s the Difference?

Write the Best Formal Thank You Note in 5 Simple Steps

We all need a little help in school (and life). Showing appreciation for all our parents and friends have done for us usually happens casually, whether it be a simple “thank you,” returning the favor, or another gesture. But what about those times where a little formality is needed?Like thanking your teacher for writing you … Continue reading Write the Best Formal Thank You Note in 5 Simple Steps

The Best Worst Excuses for Justifying Procrastination

by Muranda MendezWe’ve all been guilty of procrastinating at some point. And while procrastinating doesn’t seem like such a brilliant idea when it’s 2 AM and we’ve yet to run our paper through a grammar checker, we have to laugh at some of the excuses we come up with to justify our own poor decision-making. … Continue reading The Best Worst Excuses for Justifying Procrastination

Impress Your English Teacher with These 3 Sources

You will write a ton of papers throughout your school life, but that doesn’t mean they all have to be the same. The difference between an ok paper and one that “wows” your teacher may not be entirely related to your writing skills. The types of resources that you use to conduct your research can … Continue reading Impress Your English Teacher with These 3 Sources

Feature Focus: BibMe’s Intuitive Annotation Tool

Were you asked to create an annotated bibliography? Wondering how to write an annotated bibliography? Or even what it is? Look no further, because BibMe’s free Annotation Tool can help! Bibliographies are generally found on the final page of an assignment or research paper and contain citations for sources used in a project. Annotated bibliographies … Continue reading Feature Focus: BibMe’s Intuitive Annotation Tool

4 Ways to Battle Writer’s Block (and Win)

by Amanda ClarkWriter’s block. We’ve all experienced this demon. You get an assignment, sit down to begin, and BAM! Nothing. Or you write a stellar first page, feel like a writing rock star and then—BAM! Nothing.When you have deadlines to meet, a foggy brain can be more than a nuisance. Next time, skip the stress … Continue reading 4 Ways to Battle Writer’s Block (and Win)